A Virginia psychotherapist believes we would all be happier if we simply told the truth. Always.
The movement was founded by a sixty-six-year-old Virginia-based psychotherapist named Brad Blanton. He says everybody would be happier if we just stopped lying. Tell the truth, all the time. This would be radical enough — a world without fibs — but Blanton goes further. He says we should toss out the filters between our brains and our mouths. If you think it, say it.
Maybe there’s something to it. Especially for me. I have a lying problem. Mine aren’t big lies. Mine are little lies. White lies. Half-truths. The kind we all tell. But I tell dozens of them every day. Maybe a couple of weeks of truth-immersion therapy would do me good.
The author tried being radically honest, and while he received a few “F**k yous,” he also earned an appreciation of the art form.
Once again, I felt the thrill of inappropriate candor. And I felt something else, too. The paradoxical joy of being free from choice. I had no choice but to tell the truth. I didn’t have to rack my brain figuring out how to hedge it, spin it. (H/T – AOSHQ)
As someone who has spent a lifetime telling people what they don’t want to hear, I believe everyone should embrace this policy. I’d go into further detail, but to be radically honest, I don’t feel like posting more, so I’m going to go play World of Tanks.